The good news is thatthe strong pound means getaways could be more affordable than you thought this year – especially if you are planning to head to one of the popular European Brit hotspots where prices have fallen for day-to-day holiday essentials.
This means a double whammy of cash benefits and up to 14% more spending money in your pocket.
But where will your holiday spending money stretch the furthest?
A Club Albufeira owners rental holiday apartment,fully furnished and equipped for self-catering ,spacious, comfortable, and air conditioned.The apartment is located in a central, overlooking and south-facing sunny position just minutes walk from four large superb swimming pools, two excellent on-site restaurants offering snacks and a full `A la Carte`menu with weekly BBQ.and an on-site mini-market.The balconies have a private aspect overlooking beautiful gardens. Two twin bedrooms having their own private bathrooms, each fully tiled and equipped with bath-tubs, shower, and bidet. Full bed linen and towels provided with mid and end of week towel change. Kitchen is fully equipped for self catering. Free shuttle bus runs at scheduled times weekdays to the town just 2km away with nearby beautiful shelved beaches.Nearby challenging golf courses and superb beaches. Friendly multilingual reception desk offers excursions, internet access, public telephones ,visa cash machine and library.
Dan MacCarthy goes to the Algarve on the southern end of Portugal to discover a more energetic side of the perennially popular holiday region.
The Algarve of course has been a magnet for sunseekers and latterly the stag and hen party clientele. But there is a lot more going on.
More than 30 golf courses, a rich cultural history, outdoor activities and a buzzing nightlife make the Algarve a tempting destination for event planners.
Golfing paradise: According to the Algarve Promotion Bureau, golf is the number one sporting attraction in the destination for conference and incentive delegates. The Algarve has more than 30 top-class courses, and some of the great names of the game, from Arnold Palmer and Nick Faldo to Christy O'Connor Jr and Seve Ballesteros, have designed courses in the region.
Culture club: The Algarve has a rich history and culture, dating back to the days of Moorish occupation. Cultural centres located in Almancil, Lagos, Vila Real de Santo Antonio and Tavira, all run regular programmes of exhibitions and concerts as well as providing facilities for receptions, meetings, conferences and product launches.
Outdoor pursuits: For groups, a host of outdoor activities are possible throughout the year, including fishing, cycling, horse-riding, hiking and climbing in the regions's many national parks and nature reserves.
After dark: Albufeira, Praia da Rocha, Portimao, Tavira, Alvor, Lagos, Vilamoura and Faro are among the many Algarve towns and resorts with a selection of bars, clubs, restaurants and live entertainment venues. For sunset cocktails in glamorous surroundings, head for the Nikki Beach beach clubs at Vilamoura or Portimao. For those who want to try their luck, Vilamoura, Praia da Rocha and Monte Gordo all have casinos, with a choice of gambling options, including roulette, poker, blackjack and slot machines. Gala dinners can also be held at each of the venues.
Be careful when booking.
When a website offers free flights with a 4 room apartment this does not mean 4 bedrooms - one bedroom,toilet,kitchen and living room can be counted as 4 rooms!
Imagine 4 persons arriving at a one bedroom apartment !!!
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he head of the Algarve tourism board has welcomed the “excellent news” that the Algarve will, as of this summer, be even closer to neighbouring Spain thanks to two new direct routes from Faro airport, to Madrid and Barcelona. Both new flights start in June and will continue throughout the
summer until September. It was also revealed that Flybe will be launching flights connecting the Algarve capital with Cardiff.
"Many buyers set out to buy a holiday home as an investment property, then end up choosing one that they themselves would like to live in. Of course that's fine if the plan is for the purchaser to one day move there, but those looking for holiday rentals purely as a means of income generation need to be a little more hard hearted in their outlook."
To that end, Chris has provided his top five tips for helping buyers to profit from their holiday rental property.
Five simple steps to profiting from your holiday rental property
1. Lock in the location
Firstly, as with everything in the property world, it's all about location. Holidaymakers want somewhere that is easy to reach.........